I’ve been listening to that song God Only Knows on WCIC… the one by for KING & COUNTRY.
In the past year, I’ve really been challenged by the things “God Only Knows.”
God knows things about me that I don’t even realize about myself, and if I want to find ways to grow, I can invite him to show me the things I’m overlooking in myself… ways He wants to refine me and make me more like Him.
God only knows what the future holds. While I am really a planner and like to put things down on paper (like I can somehow determine what’s going to happen a day or a week or a year from now), the fact is I DON’T KNOW. But God does.
I’m in a phase of my life where I’m starting to look ahead to the years when I will be an empty-nester. That’s still a ways away (six or seven years… maybe more). But, that time will come when I’m no longer driving kids to school or sports practice, and they don’t really need me on a daily basis. (Now, our kids are always going to need us. I’ve realized that in my own life because at 45, I still need my dad.)
But… GOD ONLY KNOWS what the future holds. So as I try to prepare for that empty-nest season, I’ve said to God, “Show me what You have in store, so that I can be prepared.”
You know what He said to me?
“That isn’t for you to know. That’s for Me to know. You don’t have to worry about that.
“Just take the general steps you would take from day to day anyway to be more like Me, to learn more about Me, to hold tight to Me… and when I’m ready to give you what’s going to happen then, you’ll be ready to receive it.”
I’m learning to get comfortable with NOT knowing. I’m learning that God doesn’t expect me to solve my problems. He will fight for me. (Exodus 14:14) I need only be still. And with stillness comes more time to hear His voice and know Him, to carry His burden (which is light) and put down the heavy burden I try to carry.
So join me… it’s easier than you think it has to be. Plans aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.